Non-Intern Puzzleday 20


As a 2020 Microsoft FTE at Microsoft in 2020 (or a family member or friend), you have the unique opportunity to participate in Microsoft’s Non-Intern Puzzleday in August August 2020! This year, we’re doubling down on the fun with 2x of the excitement and 2x of the fun. Whether you’re in New York, New York or Walla Walla, Washington, we expect that you will have a great great time.

This year’s event will take place on Saturday, August 29th from 11am-5pm PDT.

Take a look at our FAQ and Rules if you have any questions.

We invite participation by FTEs, friends, and families of all abilities. If you require an accommodation, please reach out to us at

SCHEDULE (all times PDT)

On August 29th, at 11am, we will have a short opening session where we will go over rules and theme. After that, your team will have until 5pm to solve as many puzzles as you can!

On August 29th, at 5pm, We will have a short closing session where we will announce winners and wrap up the event.


If you don’t have a team yet, you can create a team using the link here. Teams will consist of 4-6 players with all levels of puzzle experience; each team must contain at least one FTE. Since this year’s event is 100% virtual, your team doesn’t even need to be in the same place geographically. Once you’ve made a team, you can invite specific people to join you or leave your team open for anyone to join.

If you want to join a team and haven’t been specifically invited by anyone, you can find the list of teams looking for team members here and request to join.

If you’re still looking for teammates, you should keep your team open by leaving “Allow unsolicited applications” checked on your team page. You can use the Bio to describe what your team philosophy is.

New to puzzles?

You might have seen a jigsaw puzzle, a crossword puzzle, or a Sudoku at some point in your life. But wait, there's more! Puzzleday puzzles sometimes always dial up the creativity, so you might see some brain-twisty, mind-bendy puzzles... Check out a few sample puzzles or our archive of puzzles from past events.